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Cattle Industry News By Category: Biosecurity

26 January 2021
Foreign Animal Diseases of Concern: Foot and Mouth Disease
Although the United States has not had foot and mouth disease (FMD) since 1929, it’s still affecting livestock elsewhere around the world — and that could return it here....
18 January 2021
NCBA warns cattle producers to take additional precautions to ward off FMD
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) is calling for continued vigilance after an additional outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease was reported in Namibia. ...
14 January 2021
Namibia hit with a new outbreak of FMD
Foot and mouth disease outbreak spreads further in Namibia, prompting renewed biosecurity efforts....
06 January 2021
Zimbabwe reports increase in tick-borne diseases in cattle
Multiple provinces in Zimbabwe are losing cattle due to tick-borne diseases, with ongoing outbreaks of January disease reported in Mashonaland West....
28 December 2020
IBR case identified in eastern Switzerland
Swiss authorities have identified a cow with the infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR), a respiratory disease, in the eastern canton of Grisons on 23 December....
17 December 2020
Australian inquiry lends support to growth plan for ag sector
An inquiry in Australia's parliament has voiced support for the farm sector's growth vision for 2030. ...
02 December 2020
Canada’s House of Commons debates farm trespassing bill
Canadian MP John Barlow has introduced a bill aimed at curbing trespassing on farm property, saying that it will better ensure biosecurity and food security....
23 November 2020
Pirbright's Annual Report highlights investments in disease research and innovation
The Pirbright Institute's Annual Report 2019-2020 showcases a year of scientific progress in viral disease research. ...
UK halves veterinary sales of antibiotics in five years
New data on antibiotic sales show that UK farmers and veterinarians have been working together to use antibiotics responsibly. ...
20 November 2020
UK farm vets work to establish a country-wide network of "Farm Vet Champions"
As part of the UK's farm animal antibiotics targets for 2024, vets propose creating a network to support farmers with herd health planning and disease prevention. ...
11 November 2020
Indian state launches FMD vaccination drive
The Indian state of Assam began the first phase of a foot and mouth disease (FMD) and brucellosis vaccine drive on 10 November....
09 November 2020
IFA criticises Ireland's bovine TB strategy
The Irish Farmers Association says that increasing pre-movement tests will not solve Ireland's TB problem. ...
Australia's NFF calls for government action on research warning
Australia's National Farmers Federation is urging the government to take action after research body CSIRO published a report on the risk of increased disease outbreaks....
30 October 2020
International experts propose taxing meat and livestock to help avert future pandemics
A team of international scientists urged policy makers to consider levying taxes on livestock production and meat consumption to reduce the risk of future deadly pandemics....
29 October 2020
Namibia’s FMD outbreak spreads
Namibia’s recent foot and mouth disease outbreak has spread from its northern region....
08 October 2020
Namibia restricts cattle grazing in Angola due to FMD outbreak
Namibia has temporarily banned the cross-border movement of cattle with Angola due to an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease...
14 September 2020
Parasite risk high in the UK after summer weather
Cattle farmers are being advised to get on top of parasites at housing to prevent any production losses, after a warm and wet summer, may have led to an increased risk of mixed worm burdens across the UK....
11 September 2020
UK extends badger cull to 11 new areas, angering activists
The UK government has issued badger control licences for 11 new areas of England in a bid to control bovine TB - campaigners say the decision is a "huge betrayal of public trust". ...
28 August 2020
Scottish vets try to gauge the prevalence of Mycoplasma bovis on farms
The study aims to find out the prevalence of Mycoplasma Bovis in Scottish dairy herds. ...
21 August 2020
British vets call for "urgent clarity" on post-Brexit vet checks
The British Veterinary Association warns that the government's lack of preparation in Brexit negotiations could have a "significant impact" on the movement of animals. ...
17 August 2020
COVID-19: animal disease detectives being trained across SE Asia, Pacific
Project work in 11 countries funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will aim to prevent spread of zoonotic and animal diseases. Associate Professor Navneet Dhand from Veterinary Science leads the multi-agency program.q...
14 August 2020
Multiple meat plants in Argentina suspend exports to China over coronavirus fears
Seven Argentine meat processing plants are temporarily halting exports to China due to registered cases of COVID-19 among meat plant workers....
05 August 2020
Indonesian researchers visit rural Queensland to learn best-practices, see how Australian dairy farmers operate
Indonesian researchers recently visited rural Queensland to learn industry best-practice and see first-hand how Australian dairy farmers operate....
24 July 2020
UK Government greenlights field trials for bovine TB vaccine
The field trials are the culmination of 20 years of research by government scientists in the UK....
22 July 2020
Argentina braces for second locust swarm of the year
Argentina’s farmers are on alert for crop damage as a second swarm of locusts arrives from Paraguay....
13 July 2020
Biosecurity basics for facilities
What we used to think of as burdensome, extra steps in the daily conduct of business have now become the primary concerns with being able to work at all amid a global pandemic....
29 June 2020
US food exporters sign safety declarations instead of virus-free guarantees
US food and feed exporters are shipping goods to China with letters assuring the safety of their cargo instead of the official virus-free declarations required by Chinese authorities....
Trade group reports that US food suppliers are foregoing China contracts over COVID-19 hurdles
An industry group representing US agriculture producers says that Chinese demands that overseas suppliers guarantee that their shipments are free from COVID-19 contamination are making some shippers forego trading with China....
 
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